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authorPau Espin Pedrol <pespin@sysmocom.de>2020-05-05 19:25:31 +0200
committerPau Espin Pedrol <pespin@sysmocom.de>2020-05-05 19:25:33 +0200
commit17dd270cf4b2f60a0506660cac68293515cebac1 (patch)
parent0baa5c7269adc231d5f71ab97315d9833015b555 (diff)
Rework README file
Drop old one in doc/ which contains lots of outadated stuff already placed in the User Manual. Write a new markdown README in the root directory with pointers to places in the repo and the issue tracket, ansible setup, etc. Change-Id: I9febe56223eaeadc9d31291dd0110a11470e3ab1
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+About Osmo-GSM-Tester
+Osmo-GSM-Tester is a software to run automated tests on real hardware, initially
+foremost to verify that ongoing Osmocom software development continues to work
+with various BTS models, while being flexibly configurable and extendable to
+work for other technologies, setups and projects. It can nowadays also be used
+to run 4G networks with components from different providers.
+Find Osmo-GSM-Tester issue tracker and wiki online at
+Simple configuration setups can be found under _doc/examples/_ directory. A
+Osmocom's public Osmo-Gsm-Tester configuration setup is also maintained here
+under _sysmocom/_ as a reference for others.
+Ansible scripts to set up hosts to be used as Osmo-GSM-Tester Main Units or/and
+Slave Units on the above mentioned setup can be found at
+https://git.osmocom.org/osmo-ci/tree/ansible, which actually install sample
+system configuration files from _utils/_ directory in this same repository.
+A sample Docker setup is also maintained publicly at
+For the complete documentation, please refer to Osmo-GSM-Tester User manual,
+available in sources under _doc/manuals/_ under this same repository, and
+prebuilt in pdf form at
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-For the complete documentation, please refer to the osmo-gsm-manuals:
-So far the osmo-gsm-tester directory is manually placed in /usr/local/src
-Packages required to run the osmo-gsm-tester:
- apt-get install \
- dbus \
- tcpdump \
- sqlite3 \
- python3 \
- python3-yaml \
- python3-mako \
- python3-gi \
- ofono \
- python3-pip \
- python3-usb
- pip3 install git+git://github.com/podshumok/python-smpplib.git
- pip3 install pydbus
- pip3 install pysispm
-To build ofono:
- apt-get install libglib2.0-dev \
- libdbus-1-dev \
- libudev-dev \
- mobile-broadband-provider-info
-Place a copy of the osmo-gsm-tester repository in /usr/local/src/
- cp install/osmo-gsm-tester-limits.conf /etc/security/limits.d/
- cp install/*.service /lib/systemd/system/
- cp install/org.ofono.conf /etc/dbus-1/system.d/
- systemctl daemon-reload
-To run:
- systemctl enable ofono
- systemctl start ofono
- systemctl status ofono
- systemctl enable osmo-gsm-tester
- systemctl start osmo-gsm-tester
- systemctl status osmo-gsm-tester
-To stop:
- systemctl stop osmo-gsm-tester
-After ofonod has been started and modems have been connected to the system,
-you can run the 'list-modems' script located in /usr/local/src/ofono/test to get
-a list of the modems that have been detected by ofono.
-Host System configuration
-Create the /var/tmp/osmo-gsm-tester directory. It will be used to accept new test jobs.
-Test resources (NITB, BTS and modems) are currently configured in the test_manager.py.
-For every nitb resource that can be allocated, one alias IP address needs
-to be set up in /etc/network/interfaces on the interface that is connected to the BTSes.
-By add the following lines for each nitb instance that can be allocated (while making
-sure each interface alias and IP is unique)
- auto eth1:0
- allow-hotplug eth1:0
- iface eth1:0 inet static
- address
- netmask
-Also make sure, the user executing the tester is allowed to run tcpdump. If
-the user is not root, we have used the folloing line to get proper permissions:
- groupadd pcap
- addgroup <your-user-name> pcap
- setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/sbin/tcpdump
- chgroup pcap /usr/sbin/tcpdump
- chmod 0750 /usr/sbin/tcpdump
-The tester main unit must be able to ssh without password to the sysmobts (and
-possibly other) hardware: place the main unit's public SSH key on the sysmoBTS.
-Log in via SSH at least once to accept the BTS' host key.
-Jenkins Configuration
-(TODO: jenkins build slave details)
-When adding an entry to jenkins' known_hosts file, be aware that you need to
-add an actual RSA host key. Using 'ssh' to access the main unit may work, but
-jenkins will still fail to access it in the absence of a full RSA host key:
- ssh-keyscan -H $my_main_unit_ip_addr >> ~jenkins/.ssh/known_hosts
-osmo-gsm-tester watches /var/tmp/osmo-gsm-tester for instructions to launch
-test runs. A test run is triggered by a subdirectory containing binaries and a
-checksums file, typically created by jenkins using the scripts in contrib/.